Genus Dalatias

A genus of kitefin sharks with a single wide-ranging species. Snout very short, thick, fleshy, bluntly rounded; lips noticeably thick and fleshy; dorsal fins of similar size and without spines, base of 2nd only slightly longer than base of 1st, origin of 1st closer to pectoral fins than to pelvic fins.
Author: William T. White

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William T. White, Dalatias in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Jun 2024,